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Gifting with Intention: Small and Sustainable Holiday Gift Guide

“Do nothing without intention” is our motto, and the holiday season is no different. While it may be tempting to resort to big box stores and last minute purchases, intentional gifts for your loved ones will be sure to bring the most joy! That’s why Team Aya curated this special list of gifts from small brands to help you spread joy in a way that's thoughtful, sustainable, and sincere this holiday season.

If you love Aya products, then we're sure you’ll love these. Just like us, these brands are Black-owned, hold sustainability as a core value, and offer one-of-a-kind gifts that spark joy. From home decor and beauty, to clothing and accessories, there’s something to inspire your most intentional gift yet!

P.S - Be sure to check out our Holiday Collection for the perfect cards to accompany your gifts!

 

15 Small and Sustainable Holiday Gift Ideas

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1. Cornucopia Throw Pillow - $31.50 by Unwrp

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This gift will add character to the home of your friend who loves to express their personality through décor.

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2. Sustainable Planter - Varies by Homa Studios 

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These planters and other items are sustainable crafted pieces for the home of the future.

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3. Mistletoe Mood Candle - $30 by Moods by Yemmie

 

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Give the gift of aromatherapy and help a loved one create an atmosphere that will keep them relaxed all holiday season long.

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4. Sunday Morning Tea Blend - $18 by Adjourn Teahouse

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Tea is the perfect gift for the co-worker in your life that has become a friend overtime!

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5. Noche Buena Coffee - $20 by Boss Blend Coffeee

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Perfect for coffee lovers who love to sip a smooth blend on a crisp early morning.

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6. The Art of Being - $35 by Under the Sun Light

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Make self-care a game of fun with this card deck full of simple reminders on how to keep personal well-being top of mind.

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7. Merlot + Fresh Fig Cube - $20 by Terra-Tory

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This coconut oil free soap is for the person in your life who loves a spa-like experience  every time they shower.

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8. Baobab Face Oil - $36 by Linear Beauty

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Introduce responsibly-crafted face oil to your bestie so that they can have hydrated skin all winter long.

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9. Green Tea Face Mask - $25.55 by Nola Skin

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Treat a friend to a face mask that only takes 10 minutes to nurture the skin with plant-based goodness!

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10. CBD Honey Mask - $16.80 by Soul Addict

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Sustainably sourced skincare magic in a jar with a CBD twist is great way to invite a bit of TLC into a loved one's life.

 

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Fashion

11. Kuei Bag - $125 by BRANDON BLACKWOOD

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Luxury bags by Black designers will never go out of style so grab one for your fashion-forward sis!

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12. Slip Dress - $180 by Grant Blvd

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Made with the planet in mind, this brand proves to every fashionista on your list that sustainable is still stylish!

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13. Leveraging Tech - $13.98 by Coy Griffen

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A book for the fashion enthusiast in your life who is ready to incorporate technology into their everyday hustle!

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14. Family Photo Special - Varies by Shante Carlan Photography

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A family photoshoot is a unique opportunity to give a gift that’s worth a thousand words and a million memories! (Contact via Email)

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15. After the Rain - $19.95 by Alex Elle

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Part memoir and part guide, Alex Elle shares stirring stories from her own remarkable journey from self-doubt to self-love.

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